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Leaf endophyte load influences fungal garden development in leaf-cutting ants

Sunshine A Van Bael12*, Catalina Estrada2, Stephen A Rehner3, Janette Fabiola Santos2 and William T Wcislo2

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1 Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA, 70118, USA

2 Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Apartado, 0843-03092, Republic of Panama

3 Systematic Mycology and Microbiology Laboratory, USDA-ARS, Beltsville, MD, 20705, USA

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BMC Ecology 2012, 12:23  doi:10.1186/1472-6785-12-23

Published: 9 November 2012

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